When thinking about bucket list travel destinations, very few people consider Taiwan. However, it is a unique and incredible destination, with an ancient culture, fascinating history, and wonderful natural beauty.
Taiwan is the heir to ancient Chinese traditions of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism along with an amorphous collection of deities that were worshipped as folk faith. This small island nation is home to thousands of temples, and multiple world heritage sites.
From breathtaking sceneries, an amazing culture, and ancient temples to modern urban jungles like Taipei and Kaohsiung City, Taiwan has everything a tourist could ask for.
When the Portuguese sailors first discovered Taiwan for the first time in the 1500s, they named it “Ilha Formosa” which means the beautiful island. With all the incredible national parks, beaches, valleys, mountains, and volcanoes in the country, that name is well deserved.
The Taroko Gorge in Taroko National Park is the deepest marble canyon in the world. You should also visit Beitou Hot Springs, Shifen Waterfall, and Sun Moon Lake to take in the incredible natural beauty of Taiwan.
If you are a history buff, then there is no place like Taiwan. There is an incredible amount of history packed into this small island, and it can be very fascinating. The incredible Fo Guang Shan Monastery in Kaohsiung is a huge complex with a pagoda-lined avenue and a massive idol of Buddha. This is a must-visit destination in Taiwan. The Longshan Temple, Fort Zeelandia, and Taipei Palace Museum are some other important historical sites that you should visit.
Taiwan is also an amazing destination for food lovers. The local people have a unique passion for street food, which means that there are always incredible dishes to try. You should definitely check out the local beef noodle soup, Hot Pot, Gua bao, and Zong Zi.
Taiwan is also an incredible cultural destination, with religious festivals being a common occurrence. From the lantern festival to modern events like the Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival, Organik techno festival, no matter when you are visiting, or what your taste is, there’s a chance that your trip will coincide with at least one major festival.
South Korea is best for tourists during the spring, between March and May, this is when you can experience the vibrant cherry blossoms in bloom, which is a truly breathtaking time. Autumn (between September and November) is also a good time to visit South Korea. The temperature is quite suitable during this time for outdoor activities.
If you want to get the best weather while in Taiwan, you should visit between September and November. This season is the right amount of cool and dry. By September, the southern part of the country stays warm, while temperatures begin to cool down in northern Taiwan, although they’re still pleasant
Like any other destination, the amount of money you can expect to pay for a tour to Taiwan depends largely upon your traveling style. For a budget vacation, you can expect to spend about $52 per day in Taiwan, whereas a high-end, luxury trip will cost you about $620 per day.
On average, you can have a fun time in Taiwan with a budget of $166 per day.